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Top Choice Historic Building in Around King’s Lynn

Sandringham

Both monarchists and those bemused by the English system will have plenty to mull over here, at the Queen's country estate. It's set in 25 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, and wandering around sumptuous r…
Top Choice Deli in Cley-next-the-Sea

Picnic Fayre

A deli to ditch the diet for, crammed full of imaginative versions of English picnic classics – pork pies with chorizo, sausages smothered with sweet-chilli sauce, and home-baked lavender bread. Plus gooey homemade …
Top Choice Cathedral in Norwich

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich's most impressive landmark is a magnificent Anglican cathedral. Its barbed spire soars higher than any in England except Salisbury's, while the size of its cloisters is second to none. Highlights include the…
Top Choice Museum in Norwich

Norwich Castle

Crowning a hilltop overlooking central Norwich, this massive 12th-century castle is one of England’s best-preserved examples of Anglo-Norman military architecture. Its superb interactive museum crams in lively exhib…
Top Choice Museum in Norwich

Museum of Norwich

Stay on your best behaviour: 14th-century Bridewell is a former house of correction, a 'prison for women, beggars and tramps'. Displays here explore Norwich’s prominence as England's second city in the Middle Ages a…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Norwich

Grosvenor Fish Bar

At this groovy chippy-with-a-difference, chips come with fresh cod goujons, a 'Big Mack' is a crispy mackerel fillet in a bread roll, and the 'Five Quid Squid' (squid rings with garlic aioli) really is £5. Either ea…
Top Choice Seafood in Cromer

Davies

Less a fish shop, more a local institution – at Davies the crab is caught by its own day boat (the Richard William) and then boiled, cracked and dressed on-site. Other treats include cockles, mussels and homemade pâ…
Top Choice Modern British in Burnham Deepdale

White Horse

The White Horse gastropub's imaginative menu more than sets it apart from its competitors. Seasonal Norfolk ingredients pepper the menu – you might see foraged wild garlic, local duck rillettes, tempura Brancaster o…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Holkham

Holkham National Nature Reserve

Beach, dunes, salt marsh, grazing marsh, pinewoods and scrub – a high number of habitats pack into 37-sq-km Holkham Reserve. It's easily accessed from the car park at Lady Anne’s Dr in Holkham village. From there, r…
Top Choice Modern British in Norwich

Roger Hickman's

Understated elegance is everywhere here: pale floorboards, white linen and unobtrusive service. Dishes might include confit salmon and rabbit or blow-torched mackerel – flair, imagination and a simple dedication to …